Tips for optimal mental health
See a counselor
See a spiritual director
Practice renewing the mind (holding thoughts captive for truthfulness and proclaiming truth when necessary) per scripture's command
Listen to a body relaxation audio/video twice a day. One of the first steps in anyone's healing journey. Available for purchase at https://gailbrenner.com/guided-meditations/
Engage in Christian centering prayer If you stick with it, twice a day, YOU WILL 1) develop a calmer mind, 2) calm the affective nervous system, 3) experience more energy, and 4) experience God's presence more deeply
Participate in-person, or virtually, in Christian prayer for healing.
Avoid/minimize use of alcohol, sugar, and caffeine
See a physician regularly
Wear or sleep with an image of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Receive the Holy Eucharist/Communion as often as possible, if you're of the Catholic faith
Drink plenty of water/avoid dehydration
Do not hold smart phone in hands whenever possible.
Engage in light to moderate exercise regularly
Do your best to eat healthy and consider a magnesium supplement
Turn off all electronic devices at least 2-3 hours before bed time (key to lowering anxiety levels)
Get to bed early rather than late if possible.